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Activist remembered

Community activist Mary Coffin dies

Mary Coffin.
Mary Coffin.
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A community activist and political firebrand who once took on her own party when she felt it overstepped has died. Mary Coffin, 93, passed away Sunday at a retirement center in Lenox, Mass. She moved there in 1997 after a long career in Schenectady, in which she joined almost every community service organization. When that wasn’t enough, she went to law school so that she could do more to help the poor and disadvantaged. She ...


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